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Thunderbolts #111

Or – “Ohhh OHH! Thunderbolts ARE GO!” That is one uuuugly Venom. He actually looks like Sludge from the late, lamented Ultraverse, doesn’t he? This issue really amps up the volume on the violence, and gives us our first actual glance of the Thunderbolts in action, and I gotta tell you… Somebody in the government owes somebody in the private sector a HUUUUGE apology. I’m talkin’ huge. We do get to see the “Big Guns” concept in action on a villain scale, and it’s a bad scene, on a par with taking the brown acid. It’s your trip, man, but……

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Civil War Frontline #11 (of 10)

Or – “Why Do Ya Do Me Like You Do, Do, Do?” “Mary Sue: A pejorative term for a character who is portrayed in an overly idealized way and lacks noteworthy flaws, or has unreasonably romanticized flaws. Characters labeled Mary Sues, as well as the stories they appear in, are generally seen as wish-fulfillment fantasies of the author.” Why would I start off with THAT definition while reviewing Civil War: Frontline? Two words: Sally @#(*ing Floyd. From day one of this series, Sally has been an unusually annoying and omnipresent character, the central figure telling the “behind the lines” stories…

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World War Hulk is Coming

As much as some people hate these trailers, I dig them for the production value that goes into each one. Now if companies would only place these trailers in theaters and television, there might be a greater audience for the titles.

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Brett Booth to Sign at Wizard World LA

Dabel Brothers Productions has announced Brett Booth will make an appearance at Wizard World LA. The reclusive artist’s latest work has been on Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter: Guilty Pleasures and to help promote the sold out series, has agreed to sign and sketch for fans. “We’ve been friends with Brett for years, but we’ve always had trouble talking him into attending a convention, despite the fact that fans are always begging us to bring him,” laughed Les Dabel, Vice President of Dabel Brothers Productions. “We’re thrilled that he’s agreed to come and help promote the Anita Blake series just as…

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Marvel Comics Sneak Peek: Spider-Man Back in Black

Since his public outing during Civil War, Peter Parker’s life has really gone down hill. After the events in Amazing Spider-Man #538, Spider-Man dons the black costume once more to reclaim his life. Marvel Comics has sent us a six page preview of Amazing Spider-Man #539.

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Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes II #6 (of 8)

Or – “Back When Princess Python Was A Credible Threat… To Pastries.” There are few conditions in the English language that have more entertaining (and insulting) euphemisms than mental instability… Going ape, barmy, batty, berzerk, bonkers, certifiable, crackers, cuckoo, daft, delirious, demented, deranged, flaky, flipped out, haywire, insane, lunatic, mad, mental, moonstruck, nuts, positively fourth street, psycho, screw loose, screwball, touched, unbalanced, whacko, and let’s not forget “speed-dialling the bozophone” and “full-blown-wackaloon.” Granted, these are all very insensitive to anyone who has these sorts of imbalances, no matter how much fun they are, especially since the reality of the breakdown…

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nextwave: agents of H.A.T.E #12

Or – “This Is The End, Beautiful Friend… The End.” I admit it. I initially only bought this title because of the presence of X-51, aka Mr. Machine, Sir MacHinery, Machine Man, and Aaron Stack. One of Kirby’s lesser-known creations, the big purple guy with the taillights for eyes first bowed in the 2001: A Space Odyssey series in 1978, and has never actually had a run that lasted more than 12 issues consecutively. His “Space Odyssey” run was three issues, his first book, titled Machine Man, ran 19 issues, but there was a break of almost a year between…

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Ghost Rider Rides High Again

For the second week in a row, Marvel’s Ghost Rider took the number one spot at the box office raking in an additional $19.7 million. This is a huge drop of 56.6% from a week ago. Back in the day a drop of more than 20% was considered a box office failure (Jurassic Park 2 anyone?). However, the marketing gurus are spinning this to say the movie is doing even better than the box office indicates. If you compare Ghost Rider’s $78.6 million (domestic) to date total, it already passed the total box office for Constantine, and some are speculating…

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Civil War #7

Or – “Much Ado About… Something…” It’s one of the most talked-about series in years… The final nail in the coffin of the Status Quo (at least until the next big series shakeup), the foundations of a new Marvel Universe, and the entire series has been filled with moments that you thought they couldn’t top. Marvel has set expectations incredibly high with this series, and after the lukewarm response (not to mention the lukewarm stories) of “House of M,” it’s a chance to show that they’re the industry leader for a reason. You’ve read about it, debated it, complained vehemently…

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Marvel Sneak Peek – Franklin Richards Edition

I like the Franklin Richards series produced by Marvel and written by Marc Sumerak and Chris Eliopoulos, with art by Eeliopoulos. It reminds me a lot of Clavin and Hobbes, if Calvin were a super son of a genius, and if Hobbes were a robot. Lots of fun in this latestest edition, and Major Spoilers has a sneak peek just for you.

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New Avengers #27

Or – “Superstar Is Such A Subjective Term…” This issue marks two separate benchmarks in the history of the New Avengers. We finally get to see the first glimpses of the post-Civil War lineup (and it’s certainly interesting), and we see the debut of Leinil Yu as penciller. Marvel Comics, Wizard, and six guys who read Wolverine have informed me how wonderful his art is, and I’m looking forward to finally seeing what the wunderkind has to offer. Bear in mind, however, that Wizard has also tried to sell me on the work of Rob Liefeld, Bart Sears, Steve Platt,…

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Ghost Rider on Fire at the Box Office

Sony and Marvel hit another one out of the ballpark this past weekend as Ghost Rider revved his way to the top of the box office charts raking in $44.5 million over the three day weekend. According to Variety, this is the biggest opening of the year so far. I haven’t seen the film yet (was too busy with other shtuff over the weekend), but plan to see it before it shows up on cable. via Variety (link)

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Heroes For Hire #6

Or – “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got, Blah Blah Blah…” The Heroes for Hire have, so far, been very much on a rocket bus, with the first couple of issues racing through a Civil War tie-in (with Misty and Colleen taking a stand against Iron Man, and NOT getting beaten within an inch of their lives in the middle of a street, proving that if you want to get anything past Tony Stark, it’s best to have mammaries), then a second arc of high speed mayhem featuring Ricadonna, several supervillains who should be dead (a recurring them for this…

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